Monday, June 25, 2012


What the hell is "dut" you ask?  Well, that is Andrew's attempt at saying "duck".  See for yourself:

I've been a little bit worried because I read about all these other babies that already seem to have a full vocabulary (Dude - I so need to stay off The Bump) and our little munchkin doesn't say much more than 'mama' and 'dada'.

I have felt like a bad mommy for not working with my kid more and getting him to talk.  His 15 month appt is this Wednesday (Jesus! How is this kid already 15 months old?!?) and I worry that Dr. Graham is going to wonder what's wrong with  my non-walking and non-talking kid.  To be fair, it's not like he is silent. He babbles constantly, but I can't understand a damn thing he's saying.  He seems quite content with his conversations, however.

On Saturday I was playing with him and his big stuffed duck.  When I said duck he repeated "dut" after me.  I can't even tell you how happy I was that he was trying to repeat after me.  I'm not 100% sure that he associates it with his yellow fluffy friend, but I'll take it.

At the very least he is repeating after us.  Now I just need to get J to clean up his potty mouth before the munchkin repeats another "-uck" word.


  1. Yay for A! GL with getting that potty mouth cleaned up. ;)

  2. I found your blog from the Bump and my daughter is only a week older than Andrew. She doesn't talk much either. She says mama and dada, and duck ironically enough! (It also sounds more like dut.)

    She occasionally says uh oh and she says "there" (more like dere) when she points to something. She moos when you show her a cow. I can't understand much else of what she says.

    My sister is an early childhood development specialist and says the more important thing for this age is that they can follow directions, like "take this to mama." I can tell that my daughter can understand what we're saying. My sister says they often just don't have the fine motor skill to say what they want yet, even though they understand it. For instance, I've been trying to teach my daughter to say "up" when she wants me to pick her up. I say, "up" and she says "duh" right back at me, like "mom, I'm saying that, so pick me up already."

    Hope that helps. And yeah, totally stop comparing, especially on the bump. :)

  3. Shoot, actually my daughter is a week younger. Not that it matters much! But I like to check in on your blog since they're so close in age, it's fun to see what Andrew is up to. :)

  4. YAY Dut!

    I have to repeat to myself 50 times a day to not compare G to other babies. It doesn't always help, but I know that they will all start preschool walking and talking. Right?!

  5. must avoid the bump at all costs. Seriously.

    He will get there when he is ready! And you are a great mom!

  6. Leland still isn't talking either. Sometimes it sounds like he says a word, but I have no idea what he is trying to do.